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My Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2015
I kind of failed miserably at this in 2014. In 2013, I read 303 books, but in 2014 I have only read 273 so far. In 2015, I will try for only one more than in 2014.
Normally, I'm a fantasy reader with a little bit of horror and science fiction thrown in. This year I have found some series I loved in the other genres, and I really need to branch out more.
I set a goal to read one classic, modern classic or award winning book a month this year. Although they weren't the original books, I tried to read, and I had a few classics that I put down, I did manage to read 12 classics or awards winners this year. I'll try for one a month again next year and hope I make it.
I generally read more female authors than male authors, but I also need to actively search for even more diversity - more black authors or characters, more GLBT authors and characters, more authors and characters not of the Christian faith, etc.
This year I added a lot of books to my shelves that have not gotten read. Maybe 2015 will be the year of no physical book left unread!
There is probably no chance that I'll read all the books on my kindle, but I at least need to cut down the size of the unread portion.
My reading experience is very different for books I plan to review than for books I am reading for my own pleasure. I take notes for review books, and I am actively looking for things I like and dislike. Which means, that very few of the books that I read for pleasure get reviewed, but they are normally the books I end up liking the best. I need to at least write out my thoughts on these books so that when I go back years later, I can remember why I liked or disliked those books.
I was warned not to do it, but my literature eyes were bigger than my plate could hold. I requested way more books from NetGalley and Edelweiss than I could review and need to work on getting all of those books reviewed this year.
Apparently, I didn't learn anything in 2014, because this was on last year's list as well. I can't read all the books I check out, yet I keep checking out all the books, then renewing them until I HAVE to bring them back. As I'm writing this, I have three books that I cannot renew again and are overdue...
I feel like I've put one tiny toe in the Stephen King pool. I've only read The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) and The Long Walk (Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman). I need to read at least one more of the more well-known King novels like It or The Shining.
There are also many books that I haven't picked up because there is so much hype or I'm just scared that I won't like it or get it. I haven't picked up 1984, partly because it is one of THE dystopian novels, but also because I've heard that it is extremely depressing, and I don't do well with depressing novels.